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State pension to rise, tax cuts for the middle

Varadkar starts dropping budget hints

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

30th July, 2017

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he plans to increase the state pension in the budget - but he can’t say by how much.

Last year, the government introduced a €5 rise in the state pension at a cost of €170 million.

Varadkar said the commitment in the Programme for Government was to increase the state pension ahead of the rate of inflation every year.

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